The Three Faces of Unity

Given by Jim Franks

Unity is a difficult word to define.  In Ephesians 4:2-3 we are encouraged to be “endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”  Unity in the Church is our goal as we see in numerous Scriptures, but we also see that it won’t be easy.  It is something we must continually strive for.  The Bible describes three faces of unity or three facets to unity in the Church:  Unity of doctrine or belief; unity of purpose or a common goal; and unity of conduct or a common standard of conduct.  By applying ourselves in these three facets of unity we can come closer to achieving the goal that has been laid out for us – unity in the Church.

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